The latest discussions, tips and advice from the Live Better With Menopause Community forum...
The Live Better With Menopause Community is filled with real people with lived experience of the menopause: from hot flushes, to aches and pains to foggy brains. It’s a space to go to share stories, find support, and pick up hints and tips for all things menopausal, from the people who understand the most - other menopausal and perimenopausal women.
Here’s a round-up of some of the latest forum discussions...
‘I’m 46 and I feel like I’m going insane...’
That’s how Daysy1972 described an all too common feeling among Menopause Community forum members. Having come off HRT as it was ‘doing nothing’, she’d been prescribed antidepressants, but was reluctant to start down that route.
“I feel like I'm an old lady already – it's so unfair... I don't know where to turn...I just want to feel like me again!“
Meanwhile, another new forum member confessed she was at her ‘wit’s end’ with physical symptoms, anxiety, memory loss and low self-esteem - as well as a ‘hapless husband’ who can’t sympathise.
Does any of that resonate with you? In both cases the Live Better With Community members were on hand to give support and tips. Follow the links to the threads to read their responses.
St John’s Wort for anxiety and low moods - does it work?
Member Rach asked: I'd like to know if anyone has tried St John’s Wort for low moods and anxiety?If so how much did you take and did it work?
For some members, the answer was a resounding yes. Kaz said:
When I started the St John’s Wort within 24 hours I was just less concerned about everything. SUCH a relief!! I wish I’d tried it earlier in my life. So I think it’s probably great if you’ve always been a stressy person and needed to relax.
Other answers were more mixed. Have you tried it? Read all the reports and share your experiences on the forum here.
Natural Menopause expert Maryon Stewart answers your questions…
Maryon Stewart is a healthcare expert, often referred to as the Pioneer of the Natural Menopause Movement.
Over the last 27 years ,she has helped hundreds of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms, reclaiming their wellbeing.
In a special ‘Ask the Expert’ session on the forum Maryon has provided thoughtful, practical answers to community member questions on all sorts of menopause related topics, including:
- Reducing weight gain
- Hot flushes and lack of sleep
- Am I taking too many supplements?
- The effects of coming off HRT
...and much more. Read Maryon’s whole brilliant discussion thread here.
Read more Q&A sessions with menopause experts, find help and share your story at the Live Better With Menopause Community.